India has a new regional airline. Air Pegasus launched flights from Bengaluru to Hubli and Thiruvananthapuram on 12 April using ATR 72s. Guest of honour was civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju who received a model aircraft from the airline’s MD Shyson Thomas.
- Air Pegasus is a new regional carrier that has launched in India. Initially operating with a couple of ATR 72-500s, the carrier, created by Decor Aviation (the largest ground handling service provider in South India) launched daily flights on 12 April from Bengaluru (BLR) to Hubli (HBX) and Thiruvananthapuram (TRV). Competition on the 370-kilometre route to Hubli is provided by SpiceJet’s twice-daily flights, while on the 531-kilometre sector to Thiruvananthapuram the airline will be competing with IndiGo (twice-daily flights), Air India (daily flights) and Jet Airways (daily flights).